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17 September, 2016

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Melbourne University Shakespeare Company (MUSC)

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Submissions are now open for prod team roles on several projects in MUSC's Shake It Up season!
Below are listed each of the shows, including which roles are being sought and a brief description of the project.

Bear in mind, these are short works, and accordingly we are encouraging applications for positions across multiple projects. This is particularly true of sound, lighting and production design positions.

The shows will be performed in the fortnight between the 9th and 16th of November.

Submissions close at midnight on the evening of FRIDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER

If you would like to apply, please email mu.shakespeare@gmail.com with:
- Your full name and preferred contact number
- The specific positions and shows for which you'd like to apply
- A brief statement describing what has attracted you to the project, or why you're interested in the position/s
- A short CV of pertinent experience

If you have any questions about any of the roles or projects, please also send us an email!



ENTIRE SEASON
- Stage Manager
- Production Manager
- Front of House Manager

AND YOU BRUTUS directed by Liam Bellman-Sharpe

- Assistant Director
- Lighting Designer

'And You Brutus' will be a taking-apart-and-putting-together-again of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Taking the accepted theatrical wisdom of Stanislavsky, we will mess with it as much as with the original text. Taking Caesar's assassination violent moment of protest, we will look at what it means to act.

LET HER HAIR DOWN directed by Adelaide Greig

- Sound Designer
- Lighting Designer

'Let Her Hair Down' combines the mad scenes of Ophelia and Lady Macbeth along with original writing into a female monologue which examines the representation of mental illness in Shakespeare's and modern times along with the sexualisation and stigma around 'the crazy girl'.

SIT ON MY FACE directed by Amy Spurgeon and Hanna O'Keefe

- Assistant Stage Manager (for this show specifically, to assist in rehearsals and during production)
- Lighting Designer
- Sound Designer
- AV cinematographer and editor (projected footage)
- Production Designer (to work with Production Manager)

Lights Up. Juliet standing on stage, over her a film is projected. A cockerel’s head is cut off. A rose blooms. A woman’s nipple hardens.
‘Sit on My Face’ examines the conflicting social attitudes and actual experiences of young women’s sexuality, and concepts of virginity by deconstructing and reimagining the wedding night of Juliet and Romeo.

'UNTITLED BDSM TAMING OF THE SHREW PROJECT' - directed by KATE WESTON, assistant directed by REBECCA RIGGS and written by KATE WESTON and WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

- Sound Designer
- Lighting Designer
- Assistant Stage Manager (for this show specifically, to assist in rehearsals and during production)
- Assistant Production Manager (for this show specifically)

The Taming of the Shrew is an incredibly problematic play that silences its heroine and forces her into submission.

In this contemporary reworking we will salvage the interesting dynamic between Katherina and Petruchio but change it to a pairing of equals, where the ‘taming’ takes the form of a consensual BDSM relationship. TLDR; fuck you, Shakespeare, we’re making this play feminist.